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Yayasan Ayo Mandiri



Yayasan Ayo Mandiri Massage and Training Centre opened as Frangipani Massage Centre in July 2007 to provide training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities (PWD) in Labuan Bajo. Cooperatively with staff and trainers in Bali, the clinic became a training centre for other PWD in October 2009. In August 2011 Yayasan Ayo Mandiri (YAM) moved to a new customised building to provide professional massages to the residents and tourist of Labuan Bajo and a separate training area. YAM currently has 13 staff, 8 of whom are PWD (blind/partially sighted or deaf/hard of hearing).


Yayasan Ayo Mandiri's mission is to empower people with disabilities in all aspects of live in order to become independent, self confident and productive members of society


Short term: - Provide work opportunities PWD

-Provide skills training (Balinese Full Body Massage in combination with Acupressure, Reflexology, Facial) for PWD from West Manggarai Regency – 6 students per year

-Raise awareness of local community and local government regarding qualities and capacities of PWD

Long term: - Increase opportunities for PWD in the villages of West Manggarai Regency by

guiding them in independence, establish a small place at home where PWD can receive clients for massage, which empowers them to earn their own income

-Increase the awareness and recognition of YAM as a Disabled People Organisation (DPO) on the island of Flores and stimulate joint working between YAM and other DPOs in Indonesia

-Management of YAM focuses on capacity building of PWD who will become General Manager and Administration staff in the future, to stimulate ownership and sustainability in the future



·Raising awareness about the skills and qualities of PWD, through training and employing people with disabilities as massage therapists at the Massage Training Centre

·Providing professional massages (Balinese Full Body Massage, Reflexology and Hot Stone Massage) for the local population of Labuan Bajo and surrounding villages, in the Massage Training Centre and via home visits

·Providing professional massages for tourists who visit Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park, in the Massage Training Centre and via hotel visits

·In addition to massages, the Ayo Mandiri Foundation provides facial treatments for clients


Yayasan Ayo Mandiri works closely with a sister organisation in the Netherlands, Kita Juga Foundation, set up in partnership with the Yayasan to support work with DPOs in Flores. Yayasan Ayo Mandiri is a non-profit organisation, with money from massage fees used directly to assist the running costs (staff salaries, student expenses, food, electricity, water, telephone, foundation car, etc).



Rosalien Rutten / Martinus Ebar

Jalan Puncak Waringin
Komplex Kantor Pelni, Kampung Ujung
Labuan Bajo, Flores, NTT, Indonesia

+62 (0) 385 41318

+62 (0) 85 337 530 925





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